In Memoriam: Cathleen Meredith, Creative Presence & Bold Light

We mourn the loss and celebrate the bright light and life of Dot Think Design team member Cathleen Meredith, who unexpectedly passed away in February after a short illness.

In the two years Cathleen collaborated with us, her joy, talent and energy made a lasting impression on our team and family of clients. As anyone who spent more than five minutes with Cathleen will tell you, it was impossible to leave her presence without feeling uplifted by her megawatt smile, keen intelligence and zest for life.

As a team member, Cathleen’s creative voice and talents helped Dot Think birth several beautifully envisioned campaigns and launches – from reimagining the way Housatonic Community College’s Werth Center spoke to students about entrepreneurship, to shaping the look and voice of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance’s 2023 Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, to creating a microsite for MBC Moves, a movement therapy program founded by her sister-in-spirit Nancy Herard-Marshall.

As the co-founder of Fat Girls Dance Movement and an author and playwright with deep roots in theater, Cathleen originated the blueprint for living life to the fullest as a digital nomad. Raised in Sacramento, she could just as often be found at a writer’s retreat in France or working from a cabana in Playa del Carmen as leading Zoom calls or recording podcasts from her adopted home in New York City.

Cathleen leaves behind many dear friends and family members, and her beloved fiancé Steffan Sanders. She also leaves the legacy of her first published book, Fat Girls Dance, a work of fiction inspired by real-life events, that is scheduled to hit shelves on October 22, 2024. Please pre-order to celebrate and honor her legacy.

We were privileged to share in Cathleen’s talent and energies for an all-too-brief time. We will remain inspired by her memory to make brave choices, live out loud, and follow joy.

A celebration of life will be held for Cathleen on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York. The celebration can be streamed at